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Crime news and notes for Tacoma for August

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Nov. 1, 2009 at 5:38 am with 5 Comments »
October 29, 2009 9:31 am

Here’s a look at the Tacoma Police Department’s monthly reports for its sectors and specialty units. The reports are posted online.

Sector 1: No report posted.

Sector 2: Investigators were searching for three men after a home-invasion robbery in the 6300 block of North Hale Street. The suspects assaulted the home’s occupant with a pistol and took a TV. The victim was treated at St. Joseph Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. The home had been the previous focus of drug complaints and other suspicious activity. A code inspection was done.

Officers have been doing some directed policing efforts in Wright Park because of an increase in criminal activity.

Sector 3: A young man was stabbed during a fight among several older teens at a gas station. The injuries were not considered life threatening and no arrests were immediately reported.

After a homicide in the 4500 block of South Puget Sound Avenue, officers talked to neighbors and conducted task force inspections on other addresses that were causing concerns. Several evictions were instigated.

The community liaison officers closed eight suspected drug and/or gang houses, impounded six abandoned vehicles and made four arrests.

Sector 4: A robber wearing a bandana and armed with a gun robbed the 7-Eleven at 9517 S. Steele St. The suspect fled after firing several shots in the parking lot. No injuries were reported.

The community liaison officers closed 17 suspected drug and/or gang houses, impounded 37 vehicles and made 12 arrests.

Gang unit: The gang unit made 48 arrests on 107 booking charges during August. Of those arrested, 26 were known gang members or associates and 14 were active on DOC. Gang officers confiscated seven guns and found three stolen cars.

K-9 unit: The police dogs had 180 calls and conducted 17 tracks and nine building searches. The K-9 teams made three felony and three misdemeanor arrests.

Traffic unit: The traffic officers issued 1,460 tickets during the month of August. Of those, 389 were issued in Sector 2, 383 in Sector 1, 377 in Sector 3 and 311 in Sector 4. The officers also made 20 arrests, with most (12) coming in Sector 1.

The department issued 2,002 violations from the city’s nine red light cameras.

Marine Services Unit: Officers in the unit wrote 30 vessel inspectiosn, conducted 488 visual vessel inspections and issued three citations.

Leave a comment Comments → 5
  1. bigmeatgrinder says:

    It’s November and Mulick gives us a report from August?
    I’m particularly interested in the vessel inspectiosn!

  2. SonicCruiser says:

    A recap of incidents of Halloween night would be great. Given there was so many shootings in the city and county, not to mention the officer killed in Seattle. We get August highlights and nothing about last nights incidents?

  3. jake840 says:

    The info is taken from the TPD website and they always post the info 2 months after.

  4. jake840 is correct. I posted the most recently available sector reports from TPD. When they post the next round, I’ll pass along the information. The reports are often two months behind.

    I’ll look for any significant news from the weekend in Tacoma-Pierce County over the Halloween weekend and post it. Certainly, the most newsworthy event regionally was the deadly shooting of a Seattle police officer.

  5. SonicCruiser says:

    There was a shooting on Halloween night in the city on 72nd and 84th on the east side of the city, and 133rd & Pacific Ave in the county. There was a “possible road rage” accident on 512.

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